On Saturday the 10th of November, the Darwin City Brass Band together with John Kellaway, VoxCrox and Shalom Kaa performed the concert 'In Their Honour'. An evening of music commemorating the Centenary of Armistice.
The performance was dedicated to the five musicians of the Darwin City Brass Band who served in World War 1. Of these, two were killed in action, two dies of wounds, and one returend to Australia where he was medically discharged.
The band commemorated the Darwin Town Band, the brass band which marched the first Northern Territory contingent of enlisted men to the wharf in 1915. Throughout the war, the band continued to play music at Red Cross dances to raise funds to help service personal. At the end of the war the Darwin Town Band participated in Armistice Day celebrations in Darwin and led the parade of veterans and townsfolk in Peace Day Celebrations in 1919.
The Darwin City Brass Bands music history continues and the band payed tribute to all service personnel who served during conflict and in peacetime and to those continuing today.
Proceeds from In their Honour were donated to two worthy causes; Legacy Northern Territory and RSL - Advocacy Program.